BULAWAYO, Friday, September 16, 1966 — In the general “reshuffle” of magistrates now taking place,Wankie has lost one of its most popular families. Mr WF Henning, senior magistrate, has been moved to Salisbury on promotion. Mr and Mrs Henning (BH) and Pam, to the Wankie community spent four years in Wankie.
In that time they took a full and active part in the life of the community. They are keen tennis players and have always taken a lively part in the Wankie tennis championships (Pam and partner won the women’s doubles this year.)
Last year Bill won mixed doubles. Both coached Wankie’s junior tennis enthusiasts. Both were members of the Dolphin Swimming Club and Pam — a committee member — used to teach baby Dolphins their first strokes. The three Henning children, Vyvyan (11), Philip (9) and Linda (6) are keen swimmers. Philip holds the Matabeleland Colours for the backstroke , butterfly stroke and crawl — Vyvyan has an eye on winning Colours this season. All three children are keen horse riders.
Their father convened the horse section of Wankie’s agricultural shows. Pam was secretary-treasurer of the Wankie Women’s Guild; and is a Rotary Ann. Bill was recently elected president of the Wankie Rotary Club. He was chairman of the Churchill Memorial Fund, sponsored by the Rotary Club.
This fund has raised £2 000. Pam was a working member of the Parents-Teachers’ Association of Thomas Coulter School and has been relief teacher when any of the staff were off duty through illness. Bill was chairman of the school council. Many farewell parties were given for them in Wankie. They are now living in the home they built at Northward, Salisbury.